Greetings to all!
As this most extraordinary year comes to an end, I sit and reflect on the multitude of events that impacted all of us as a group over the past nine months. Just when we thought we were up and running again after the winter hiatus, we were forced to shut down again for COVID-19. In addition to the pandemic, challenges within our local area and across our country have raised uncertainties and at the same time filled us with hope. 2020 has certainly not been the year we expected it to be. In one way or another, we all have been affected by situations completely beyond our control. We learned firsthand that singing remotely is a lot harder than it looks on social media!!! Sadly, we said goodbye to our beloved chorus staff. We have lost our ability to communicate directly with each other on a continual basis through rehearsals. And yet, we have endured in our commitment to this organization to stay connected and, in many cases, to maintain relationships with fellow choristers. The people who have stepped up to help us develop programs to stay in touch in 2021, those who offered to collect music, our dedicated librarians who continue to sort and track music as it is received. The candor with which many of you have shared your thoughts, opinions and suggestions, and the support of the Board is so appreciated by each and every trustee.
While I don't have a crystal ball that can foretell how 2021 will play out, I am so grateful for all of the people who continue to be enthusiastic over the prospect of gathering together again to raise our voices in song. And I look forward to the day when we can announce that we are reopening our doors, our hearts and our throats so that we can continue our mission.
On behalf of the board of trustees at Midcoast Community Chorus, I want to wish you a peaceful end to this year and the hope of a new year filled with laughter, joy and a bright spirit.
Singing as a Community for the Community!
Midcoast Community Chorus (MCC) is a vibrant and dynamic 501c3 non-profit organization providing choral programs for all ages and all voices.
We believe that:
- the voice is the sound of the soul
- all voices deserve to be heard
- singing together builds community
We welcome everyone ages 13 and up to sing with us or become a member. Children age 15 or younger must be accompanied by a guardian or designated mentor at all times during rehearsals, sectionals and performances. We perform at least two concerts a year in June and January. Our concerts typically sell out and a portion of the proceeds from our June concert are donated to a selected local non-profit organization performing important work in our community.